19 Mother of the Bride Photos Worthy of Happy Tears

Get your tissues ready for this emotional Mother's Day roundup.
Hindu bride smiling with her family
Photo by Dana Ann Photography

You've shared eye rolls over price tags, crazy guests and each other (oh my God Mom, really?), but who else will happily hook 126 tiny buttons on the back of your dress? See how these real brides shared a quiet moment on their wedding day with the most important women in their lives. Below are our favorite emotional mother of the bride photos, in no particular order—guaranteed to make you tear right up.


Mother of the bride helps bride button her wedding dress

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Mother of the bride portrait at Santa Barbara wedding

From the album: A Rustic Elegance Wedding in Santa Barbara, CA


Mother of the bride at Hawaiian wedding

From the album: A Rustic Beach Wedding at Sunset Ranch in Oahu, HI


Grandmother, mother and bride portrait on wedding day

From the album: A Whimsical Wedding in Toronto, ON


Mother of the bride photo

From the album: A Winter Wonderland Wedding in Roseau, MN


Bride and mother of the bride on wedding day

From the album: A Legare-Waring House Wedding in Charleston, SC


Mother of the bride and bride on her wedding day

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Mother of the bride photo

From the album: A Simple Chic Wedding in King City, ON



Mother of the bride and bride hug on wedding day

From the album: A Bright and Modern Wedding in Redmond, WA


Bride and mother of the bride dance

From the album: A Classic Black-and-White Affair at the Arts Ballroom in Philadelphia, PA


Bride with mother and grandmother in crimson and gold wedding saris

From the album: A Rustic Indian Wedding at Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Panchavati Gazebo in Chicago, IL


Bride and mother of the bride getting ready on wedding day

From the album: A Vintage Spring Wedding at Plantation at Sunnybrook in Roanoke, VA


Bride and mother of the bride on wedding day

From the album: A Metropolitan Ballroom Wedding in Golden Valley, MN


Bride and mother of the bride in magenta sari

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Bride and mother of the bride processional

From the album: A Bold Modern Wedding in Philadelphia, PA


Bride smiling at mom on wedding day

From the album: A Simple Barnyard Wedding in Keene, KY


Traditional Chinese Mother of the bride wedding attire

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Bride and mother of the bride on wedding day

From the album: A Rustic Modern Wedding in Seattle, WA


Mother of the bride and bride on her wedding day

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